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Making it Happen: The Autobiography Kindle Edition
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Carl is no goody two-shoes (except where his horses' welfare are concerned ) , in fact, in the words of Brian Cohen's mother in The Life Of Brian " He's NOT the Messiah , he's a very naughty boy !" - and he IS, naughty, cheeky and wholly irreverent !
A 'must" read for anyone who loves watching Carl's horses dance - and boy , DO they dance !!!
Would have liked more about training each horse and the problems faced and how they were overcome - but that is just me and I don't imagine most readers would share this view - and I just need to read some of Carl's training books.
Hester's life story is so improbable I'm not sure you could weave it into a convincing fictional tale (and as a fiction writer myself, I certainly wouldn't dare)--he was born into an unhorsey family (the child of a single mother), grew up on a remote island, took his first horse-related job at a therapeutic riding center...and finally make it to the Olympics. I loved reading about what life was like growing up on the island of Sark as well as his hilarious and self-depreciating anecdotes about the eventing, dressage, and general equestrian scene in Great Britain from the 1970s onward. His descriptions of the various horses and dressage tests he has ridden really make them come to life as if you are riding along with him.
My only tiny complaint (besides the somewhat rambling structure) is that I would have liked perhaps a bit more in the way of background details on some of the people--it's often taken for granted that the reader knows who he's talking about, without any introductory description, even for some of the more obscure personalities. And I wouldn't have minded a bit more detailed behind-the-scenes gossip but perhaps I'm just being greedy.
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Brilliant all the way through great from start to finish well done Carl you are a true legend need part 2 nowPublished 10 days ago by ANA S MCGRORY
Anyone who loves horses will love this book, A really easy funny read and gives an insight into the dressage world, loved it!Published 2 months ago by walswife
Ordered through Amazon. It is a lovely interesting book about an extremely nice and very talented man. The story of his life is fascinating and very amusing in parts. Brilliant.Published 2 months ago by Kaz
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